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Table 2 CHM used in all included studies

From: Potential effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine Yu ping feng san for adult allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

First author, publication year, country Name Form of the CHM Ingredients (dosage) Packaging dosage;
Dosage and times of administration
Modification
Chan 2014 [14], Hong Kong China Modified YPFS Syrup Huangqi 15 g, baizhu 12 g, fangfeng 3 g, xinyi 3 g, cangerzi (NS), gancao (NS). NS;
70 ml of syrup once a day
Add xinyi 3 g, cangerzi (NS), gancao (NS).
Feng 2004 [15], China Allergic Rhinitis oral liquid Oral liquid Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS), guizhi (NS), baishao (NS), dazao (NS), shanyao (NS), fuling (NS), baibiandou (NS), xinyi (NS), cangerzi (NS), mudanpi (NS), gancao (NS). 10 ml each bottle;
20 ml each time, three times per day
Add guizhi (NS), baishao (NS), dazao (NS), shanyao (NS), fuling (NS), baibiandou (NS), xinyi (NS), cangerzi (NS), mudanpi (NS), gancao (NS).
Fang 2014 [16], China Yu ping feng capsule Capsule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 0.5 g each capsule, 20 capsules in one box;
Two capsules each time, three times per day
None
Wang 2014 [17], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 10 g, baizhu 10 g, fangfeng 10 g, guizhi 6 g, cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, baizhi 6 g, wumei 10 g, gancao 6 g. NS;
One dosage for twice per day
Add guizhi 6 g, cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, baizhi 6 g, wumei 10 g, gancao 6 g.
Luo 2012 [18], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 20 g, baizhu 15 g, fangfeng 9 g, dangshen 20 g, fuling 15 g, dilong 12 g, wuweizi 12 g, jingjie 9 g, xinyi 9 g, chantui 9 g, ganjiang 6 g, xixin 6 g, gancao 6 g. NS;
One dosage each time, twice per day
Add dangshen 20 g, fuling 15 g, dilong 12 g, wuweizi 12 g, jingjie 9 g, xinyi 9 g, chantui 9 g, ganjiang 6 g, xixin 6 g, gancao 6 g.
Wu 2013 [19], China Yu ping zhi ti granule Granule Huangqi 15 g, baizhu 10 g, fangfeng 10 g, jiangcan 10 g, chantui 9 g, jianghuang 6 g, dahuang 3 g, xinyi 9 g. One herb granule in one small sized sachet;
One sachet each time, twice per day
Add jiangcan 10 g, chantui 9 g, jianghuang 6 g, dahuang 3 g, xinyi 9 g.
Wang 2009 [20], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 20 g, baizhu 15 g, fangfeng 6 g, baijili 10 g, jingjie 10 g, xixin 3 g. NS;
One dosage per day
Add baijili 10 g, jingjie 10 g, xixin 3 g.
Guo 2015 [21], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 5 g each sachet;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
Yao 2015 [22],China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 60 g, baizhu 20 g, fangfeng 15 g, cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, jingjie 15 g, baizhi 15 g,manjingzi 10 g, fuling 20 g, sharen 10 g. NS;
100 ml each time, twice per day
Add cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, jingjie 15 g, baizhi 15 g, manjingzi 10 g, fuling 20 g, sharen 10 g.
Yu 2012 [23], China YPFS plus Cang er zi san Decoction huangqi 30 g, baizhu 10 g, fangfeng 10 g, xixin 9 g, cangerzi 15 g, huangqin 12 g, baizhi 20 g, jingjie 10 g, shichangpu15g, guizhi5g. NS;
One dosage each time, three times per day
Add xixin 9 g, cangerzi 15 g, huangqin 12 g, baizhi 20 g, jingjie 10 g, shichangpu 15 g, guizhi 5 g.
Shi 2014 [24], China Yu ping feng drop pill Drop pill Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 2.4 g each sachet;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
Lu 2014 [25], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 5 g each sachet;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
Zhou 2010 [26], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 5 g each sachet;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
Huang 2014 [27], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 30 g, baizhu 10 g, fangfeng 10 g, shanyao 15 g, zexie 12 g, zhiqiao 12 g, cheqianzi 12 g, shengma 12 g, cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, chaihu 10 g, hezi 10 g, dilong 8 g. NS;
One dosage for twice per day
Add shanyao 15 g, zexie 12 g, zhiqiao 12 g, cheqianzi 12 g, shengma 12 g, cangerzi 10 g, xinyi 10 g, chaihu 10 g, hezi 10 g, dilong 8 g.
Liu 2012 [28], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 30 g, baizhu 12 g, fangfeng 12 g, cangerzi 9 g, xinyi 9 g, baizhi 9 g, zisu 9 g, gancao 6 g. NS;
One dosage each time, twice per day
Add cangerzi 9 g, xinyi 9 g, baizhi 9 g, zisu 9 g, gancao 6 g.
Chen 2014 [29], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 30 g, baizhu 20 g, fangfeng 12 g, dangshen 20 g, danggui 15 g, xinyi 12 g, gancao 12 g. NS;
200 ml of one dosage, once per day
Add dangshen 20 g, danggui 15 g, xinyi 12 g, gancao12g.
Lin 2014 [30], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 30 g, baizhu 30 g, fangfeng 15 g, baizhi 10 g, xixin 3 g. NS;
One dosage each time, twice per day
Add baizhi10g, xixin 3 g.
Guan 2013 [31], China YPFS Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 5 g each sachet;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
Chen 2015 [32], China Modified YPFS Decoction Huangqi 30 g, baizhu 15 g, fangfeng 15 g, cangerzi 9 g,baizhi 9 g, gancao 6 g, xixin 3 g, zisu 9 g. NS;
200 ml each time, twice per day
Add cangerzi 9 g, baizhi 9 g, gancao 6 g, xixin 3 g, zisu 9 g.
Ma 2017 [33], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 15 g each sachet;
5 g each time, three times per day
None
Qiu 2017 [34], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). 5 g each sachet;
5 g each time, three times per day
None
Zheng 2017 [35], China Yu ping feng granule Granule Huangqi (NS), baizhu (NS), fangfeng (NS). NS;
One sachet each time, three times per day
None
  1. Note: YPFS: yu ping feng san; g: gram; ml: milliliters; NS: not stated